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Ucsf.edu: New Genetic Models of Autism Point to Cellular Roots of Disease

Ucsf.edu: New Genetic Models of Autism Point to Cellular Roots of Disease

Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells. Their experiments suggest that abnormalities in the electrical firing of neurons may lead to behavioral and developmental symptoms in autism, while differences in neuron size and

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Ucsf.edu: Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

Ucsf.edu: Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

Matthew State, MD, PhD, the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor, chair of psychiatry, director of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and member of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy

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Ucsf.edu: Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Ucsf.edu: Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UC San Francisco. But this prevalence may be more a reflection of similarity in symptoms than actual autism, according to the study’s researchers.

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